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Drinking from plastic bottles left in cars not dangerous: MoPH

Drinking water from plastic bottles that have grown hot when being left in cars is safe, according to the Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health.

The announcement was made on Monday by Dr Aphichai Mongkol, Director General of the Department of Medical Science.

Emails, now dismissed as hoaxes, have been doing the rounds for a few years warning about the so-called dangers of plastic bottles, containers and films. The emails generally claim that reusing water bottles that have grown hot releases cancer-causing chemicals called dioxins.

A study by Department of Medical Science found no dangers in drinking water from heated plastic bottles.

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